Chapters 1-4 of #BloodFire&MoonWatch

Chapter 1

Serena

I am so ready to get my senior year over with, and head to Lavender Fall University. I am heading to the kitchen to see my mom. Along the way, I passed my parents room on the left, the weight room on the right. The bathroom, and across the bedroom is a plain guest room. I went down the wooden stairs, straight into the kitchen with a dining room across it. The kitchen was decorated the way my mom wanted it. There remain stainless steel cabinets that hang up in the kitchen, two refrigerators and freezers that are filled up as always it was never empty. It was there that my mom Sarah Starfire was making breakfast. She is a small woman with short, dark, brown hair and green eyes. She is wearing casual clothes like the ones she usually wears to work. My dad is at work and he works in a law firm. We don’t ever see him. Once my mom was done making my breakfast, she put it on a plate. I finished eating and put on my backpack, then went out the door.

I sat at the bus stop bored out of my mind yet again, and think about not going so early. I get out a pencil and concentrate on it, and gathered an imaginary ball of energy made it surround the pencil. It lifted off the ground without effort, and I can use it without needing a strong emotion to fuel it.

When I was 13 I moved a cookie off a plate. I was just excited about eating the cookie, and I never really thought about what it would mean.  I did research on the gift out of curiosity, and it is called telekinesis which is the ability to move objects. I began practicing using my gifts ever since the cookie incident. In the seventh grade I tested it at school when I got bored because I read the chapter ahead of time. I moved the chalk and wrote, “Give Mr. Scarlet his boa back or there will be hell to pay.”

Mr. Scarlet is a teacher at Pill Drop Middle School which is called that because the kids are druggies. The name of the school is really called Pearson Dell Middle School.

Mr. Scarlet and Ms. Epps the teacher I was scaring both fought. Ms. Epps stole Mr. Scarlet’s boa, and I saw it in her desk. I thought it would be fun to make her think the guy’s mom is haunting her because she gave me a bad grade. There is now a rumor that the school is now haunted when it was really me having a little fun. Another weird fact about me is that I was born on October 31st on Halloween. I thought it was cool I got candy, presents, and cake on Halloween! My mom also told me that on the day after she got me from the adoption agency. A lady who claimed to be a psychic came by, and told her that I would be one extraordinary kid, and that I have a great destiny ahead.

Later as I got older I went in search of the psychic, and I found out the lady was a mental patient who escaped from the insane asylum. After hearing that my mom did not believe it at all and, neither did I until I was 13. It was hard for me to accept being weird, but I got used to it.

I lost track of time staring into the inky black sky wondering about my future… My friend Crystal was heading over from her house which is a street away. I saw her heading toward me. She is 4’10” with long blonde hair with dark blue streaks in it, and blue eyes like a sea blue.

Today, she is wearing blue jeans and a green shirt with blue sandals looking like a beach babe with a seashell necklace, earrings, with blue and green bracelets with makeup to bring out her appealing features. She gives me a hug, and then in a perky voice says, “How is your morning going so far? I see you wore that shirt I gave you to help you complete your look. All the boys are going to stare now.” Then she winks at me.

I just smile and reply, “It does help me look like a hot vixen who looks good in black, and I could use some pretty black shirts to continue my tough chick look.” She nodded. “It does work on you my best femme fatal touch chick friend. Do whatever floats your boat, or keeps it from sinking while trying not to get sunk on purpose.” She thought a moment, and nodded off. My friend is just an interesting kind of girl that is unique. She is like my sister, and I have known her long enough to consider her one. She was facing toward me, and she gave me a look that told me don’t-look-behind- you. I freeze hoping it is not that pervert across the street.

I turn my head anyway like I was about to see a car accident my first thought was anger, and then hate followed by rage. Somewhere deep down was hurt especially when I saw my ex with his new girlfriend. He uses girls just to make me jealous, and this is not the only time he has done it. Dante is holding hands with Sonya, still the memories of him and me the way we use to be threaten to turn me into a pile of ugly, all over the floor tears, and that stabs my heart into tiny jagged pieces even more seeing him with another other then me. It has been a year since we broke up.

We broke up because his friends had a problem with us dating. The way he did it was he told one of our friends to tell me that he wanted to break up with me instead of telling it to me in person like the coward he really is, and one without a backbone too since he let his friends pressure him into dumping me.

I still remember that day too, and it was a weekend a pretty day. I was just home from vacation, and I got a call from his friend Steve. “Serena your boyfriend wants to break up with you.” Did he not realize what he says now is traumatizing, and that it hurts? I was hoping he was wrong, and he did not say that. My heart was about to fall out of my chest. The wet tears started to fall down my face, and I felt like I was about to pass out. I panic, and dial Dante’s number rather shakily. “ Dante,” I stutter when he answers, “Do you really want to break up with me?” He is silent, meanwhile I am praying it is not true. Then he speaks, “Sorry Serena it is true, and I don’t think this is going to work out.” He hangs up. I freeze, and scream really loud, and the glass light bulbs explode, and glass is all over the house. How could he do that to me?  I thought we were going to last, and I was happy to be with him. I end up on the floor in shock trying to figure out what I did wrong. Why? He said he was perfect for me, but it must be a lie since he had no issue tearing my heart to shreds making me hurl, and sick how could he do that to someone he loves? If he was so perfect then why did he break my heart. I act like a zombie for a few months, and I get out of my funk determined to move on from that horrible guy.

I doubt he would talk to me at all considering I told him to take me back in a desperate way after he broke up with me. I got his cell number from his sister to call him, and I was begging him to take me back. His rejection felt like a knife to the heart making me sick all over again, and remembering the way he acts like he is perfect when he is not only sickens me. Tears threatened to fall, and it hurt more when I found out he is now with someone else. I still love him, and I was hoping he would try to give things another shot. I was hoping he would dump the girl my worst enemy Sonya Sanrio, and go date me again. I wish he would realize we are meant to be, and had been all along. I wish I could forget him, but it is hard to forget your first love. I have issues with forgetting things relationship wise, and I wish I could move on from him, and find someone else. Tears are threatening to fall again, and I hate myself for it because acting desperate for a guy is not my style. I ignore him though, and keep staring off into space.

She looked at me. “Don’t let him get to you like that. You’re over that dork right?” I gave her a glare thinking she is right, but unwilling to tell the new girl. “Duh! … Why do you think I am warning her about him, and the way he treats women?”  I am over it now there is still a little hurt there, but not now. It never would have worked out anyway since he is moving after he graduates to join the military. I used to be so pissed off I thought about messing up his relationship, and so hurt that I wanted revenge. I shook my head not wanting to think about the past too much, or the fact that I wish I can focus enough to fling them into a tree.

Crystal said, “Well I cannot believe her what a stupid moron. And I heard she slept with guys and cheated on them with others, and used them for money. Good luck with that relationship I doubt it will work out, and he was just showing her off to make you jealous.” I thought about it then replied, “Probably boys like him love to put things in other people’s faces. Please like I would be jealous of him dating someone period.” I shook my head thinking how stupid he is to try to do that to me.

We waited a couple minutes after that. People started showing up to catch the yellow prison bus to school. Crystal and I ignored them since they gossip too much, and we pay absolutely no attention to most of them anyway. We do not care about groups, or cliques they just annoy us. All we honestly care about is getting an education, and graduating to hell with the rest of them. Oh goody the bus has come to save us from these dorks. I am happy the bus has come because it means ignoring the students. Education with a side of socialism is coming our way!

Oliver

Trip Asylum, a bar at Sandy Ridge Street an important place, and one that houses a secret layer for hunters. Tolfin my buddy since grade school, grab a table, and a waiter dressed in a black and red shirt came over with leather pants and boots to match came over. “What can I get you?” He asked pen and paper ready to take the order.

I glanced at the menu real quick looking for something with alcohol to calm my nerves, and I need to calm down since I am in close proximity to the girl werewolf hunters. They have a special pheromone that attracts the males of our species making us a target for them to hit, “Rum and coke.” I reply with more eagerness in my voice to get out of here then to stay at all.

“Are you of age sir, and can I see your ID?” I just rolled my eyes, and handed him my ID. I get out my leather wallet, and hand him my ID. The waiter handed me the ID back, and left to go get the drink.  I looked around the bar with smoke filling the room, and strobe lights flickering above us. There was a mediocre band playing metal music great, the werewolf hunters seem to have an interesting taste in music.

This place was such a dump that I doubt anyone would find a werewolf training layer in it. Tolfin and I are here to get information from a reliable source.  Unfortunately, werewolf hunters lined the tables with rifles that housed loaded silver bullets in them. It made me a little on edge when I spotted their trade mark AK-47 assault rifles thankfully none of them recognize me at all since my father is head of the WolfThunderstorm pack, and I thank my lucky stars they are off duty since they are enjoying themselves along with the patrons. I still have to wait for my source, and then we can go. Awesome. Joy rapture.

The waiter returned with my drink. I took a sip of the drink letting the alcohol keep me calm. I spotted Devlin as he entered the bar wearing a charcoal suit with briefcase in hand. He sat in a nearby chair, “What is up boys?” His eyes twinkled with mischief. Tolfin spoke first an interested tone in his voice, “What did you find out?”

“Hiya, boys. I have got good news, and a bit of bad news. The good news is there is an underground werewolf training facility in this very club. The bad news it has a cloaking device that makes it impossible for a werewolf to track. Vampires can track it though.”

I frowned, “The last thing we need is to get vampires involved.” Devlin nodded. I told him about the way they treat us like we are dogs “Go tell the Weredogs about the situation with the human vermin.” I once heard the leader say, and he sent in the lowest member of the vampire group. He did not even send us someone in command, and the guy was just a young vampire too. The leader is a selfish self-serving individual that cared about money more than anything too a point that was proven when my father was trying to get him to leave a member of our pack alone, and the only way he would stop is if we paid him a huge sum of money.

“I know why you hate them, and I have heard all the horror stories from my girlfriend.  The vampires do not like werewolves either, and the leader Staven calls you a bunch of stupid mongrels that lick out of toilet bowls.”

I laughed, “The only time werewolves lick anything is when we are hunting near rivers. It is not any of his business what we lick either.” I calm myself yet again, and this time I really prevent myself from having a change in the bar. My temper is getting worse being away from my dad when I am the bounty hunter is not good for a dominant guy like me. I need my pack by my side, and I am the next in line to the Scott legacy.

Devlin was talking about the changes going on, and the plans Vanta Sandy is scheming. “By the way,” He looked at the both of us concern in his voice. “Vanta Sandy mentioned two girls that go to a local high school near here the legendary Waterlon and Skylon are there, and he wants to recruit them to defeat you guys…” My skin ran cold with fear, and an ice pit formed in my chest..

My eyes also widen at that because I thought they were legends, but apparently I was wrong. Werewolves have pheromones that attract the opposite sex, and maybe the girls can be convinced to work for us. “And? What does this have to do with us?”

He continued, “My best guess is that if the werewolves capture them before He does then you guys can kick his ass. Focus on getting them for the time being, and I will keep an eye on Vanta Sandy. I will let you guys know if anything new comes up.” Too bad this is not a simple kick his butt, and be done…I wish it was that simple, but he is the type of guy to hide from us, and he has no scent which is bad considering that is how wolves track their prey.

Devlin got up, and left while Tolfin called the leader of the pack near the area since we are on his turf until Vanta Sandy is captured, and Tolfin was also telling him about the evidence Devlin told us.   His commands, “Go to the local high school, and disguise as high school students. Find the girls. Persuade them to join us or capture them. Bring them to me after you do find them.” Tolfin hung up after he was done talking.

Tolfin turned to discuss the next plan of action to take since he is the smarter of the two of us, “Lets register at Solar Cosmo high school since we can find them there it is the only high school in the area, and go in September. We have to get fake ids, and pose as actual students. We can look for the girls at Solar Cosmo High school. You did not finish high school remember?”

I looked away, but I am trying not to think about the memories that kept trying to rear their ugly heads. “I do not want to talk about it, or her for that matter.” I downed the rest of my drink happy to feel the burn of the alcohol going down, hopefully drowning out my memories. Realizing, I have to go back to school again made it tempting to buy another drink.

Great, acting like a high schooler again makes me want to run around kicking and screaming.  I would rather be shot by silver then go to school again. I will be watching people get made fun of again, and I will be dealing with being treated as an outsider again. Tolfin was quiet a thoughtful look on his face probably thinking the same thing I am dealing with human girls, and he only had one girl he told me about, and it did not end well. I linked to his mind again; an ability werewolves in our pack have, and only if they belong to the pack.

I know what you’re thinking try not to dwell on it too much though.

Fine, I wish that Olivia had given me a second chance though.

I shake my head. Tolfin dated Olivia for a while, and things were going great until she left him for a jerk in the military. A guy who claimed he was top of the military food chain when really he was just some lowly tech guy.  Tolfin was probably better off since the guy had a history of abusing his previous girlfriends poor Olivia ending up with a jerk instead of a nice guy like Tolfin who treated their women right.

She was stupid for hurting you. Leaving you for an abusive guy is really dumb. You will find happiness one day my friend, and a girl that will love you for you.

Tolfin is a brother to me since we grew up together. He deserves to be happy, and not a wreck. I hate to sound like a girl when I said that, but it is true.

He looked at me, and spoke out loud, “You think so? I see you happy with Allesha. It must feel good to be in a caring relationship. I wonder if I will ever find happiness again.”

“Believe me I was in the same boat as you with Sarah, so I am pretty sure you will find a girl who will not leave you at all.”  The glass I was holding broke because of me obsessing about my ex, and splinters of glass stuck in my hand. I was thinking back to what she did cheating on me with another guy, and moving in with him. Last time I talked to her she did not want to be in a relationship, and a year later I find out that not only is she with someone else, but she is also moving in with him. It hurt something inside of me to hear that, and it hurt so bad she might as well have kicked me in the chest. I kept thinking why not me, and then I found Allesha. My guide was there when I fell apart, and he was there when I built myself up again, so having him helped as well.

When werewolves change for the first time a wolf spirit guides them all through their lives helping them out, and warning them of danger.  The spirits of the wolf help guide us because weres are a part of the wolf pack magic. The wolf spirits chooses who to guide, and become our friends and protectors for life.

My wolf is named Darian, and I calmed him down enough to prevent him from making me change when my life is not being threatened. Darian was in my head, and trying to calm me down.  Feeling the throat tightening tears threatening to fall, and we are tied together so much that he knows everything I think and feel because he is a part of me.

It did not work out for a reason. You found someone better, and I doubt you wanted to date her now anyway. She is not the girl you fell in love with, and with her anger and jealousy about you being friends with girls in the pack your life would constantly be in danger.

Tolfin interrupted my thoughts, “Dude, stop bringing her up. You have Allesha now.” I took a deep breath. The last time I got like this I got angry, I changed, ran, and I was thankful no one was around to see me like that.  No one was around then, but here there were humans and werewolf hunters. I calmed down. I sighed, and looked at Tolfin, “Let’s go then, and get ready.” Darian calmed me down, “Oliver calm down there is no reason to think about the past, and Sarah is not meant for you anyway.”  My tightened shoulders relaxed at that, and the tension was erased from my mind. I need to remember that I have moved on at least Allesha is there for me.

Once the meeting was over I got up from my seat, and Tolfin led the way to his car. Getting away from that place before they found out we were werewolves is a smart idea. I got in the passenger seat, and Tolfin drove off. There were tasks ahead to do before school started. That is what I did to take my mind off the memories.

September came around before I knew it. All I wanted to do right now was go back to sleep, and not deal with going to a new school. I dreaded going today because it means back to drama, and stupid immature mind games. The girls Tolfin and I are looking for are supposedly going there and I will focus on that. Maybe one of them will be cute, and that might make looking for them more enjoyable.

My mansion is my place of rest, and that is where I am living now located in the Solar Cosmo district. I call my mansion the place where I retreat from the world to recharge in the morning.  Temporarily I am here on a job staying at one of the many Scott ancestral homes my household has throughout the region.   It is elegant, and I decorated the whole mansion in the black and red colors of the Scott legacy in honor of my family name. A legacy so old that its ancestors allegedly turned into wolves and hunted as a tribe in Europe, but it is no legend since we are all a pack of werewolves. Melodia the county where I am is on the continent of Sunestile which broke off as a part of Russia a few years ago.

There are werewolf packs all over in every part of the world, and in every continent, there are alpha leaders that lead the pack, and  traditions so old only a true alpha leader can read from the pack books called Alden Stone that has ancient rituals for werewolves and other pack  traditions handed throughout the ages.

My family is not here they live in Arkastonia which is a few hundred miles away in a pack called the Wolf Thunderstorm pack. I left them so I can hunt for Vanta Sandy – the asshole werewolf hunter that is trying to end the life of the leader Volderius. Of course Devlin is the one keeping an eye on Vanta Sandy for now.

I have to join their pack because being so far away from my own is dangerous, because a werewolf will go insane if he does not have a pack, and then he will go crazy killing everything in sight. The pack abilities allow us to turn into werewolves on demand, and it allows us to change whenever we want to. It makes the change easy to handle, and enjoyable even. The pack magic allows werewolves to control the change to the point where it does not interfere with our daily life.

My room has a bed, dresser, a laptop, and desk. Staying in bed right now will not help me anymore, or the nausea of going back to high school. I have to get ready, my life has to go on, and I have girls to track down. I got up, took a shower, got dressed in a black shirt, blue jeans, and black combat boots. I have no choice but to go to the local high school Solar Cosmo High school the district I am staying in, and my leader assigned us there to start the search anyway.

My parents do not mind me being on my own all they told me before I left is that all they want is for me to get a good education. Go to Lavender Fall University because that is where they went. My parents are both werewolves like me, and they were happy once I told them I was going to finish up high school. I had to leave them behind because I have a mission to complete, and I had to leave my original pack as well as the mate promised to me since I was born. My mate was there for me after the Sarah break up, and she has been there for me ever since.

The job I was talking about is eradicating a human named Vanta Sandy who is a werewolf hunter, and he can sense werewolves. The worst part of it is that he does not give off any smell at all. People have a scent, and normal people give off odors, but Vanta Sandy has none. My mission is to get rid of him, and rumors are going around that he formed an organization, built it under ground, and is now training other werewolf hunters to hunt and kill us which is what Devlin confirmed going undercover there. Vanta Sandy is after our leader Volderius Volnare because with him gone that is one less pack to deal with, and that is who we have to protect. Without a alpha leader to guide them the ones tied to the pack will go on a killing frenzy, and expose themselves to humans. My pack sent me to deal with the situation because I am good at what I do, and I am the person who eliminates threats to the alphas safety.

The good thing about being a werewolf is that we have a fast metabolism. I ate bacon, eggs, has browns, and 10 stacks of warm gooey golden pancakes. I need to eat a whole lot to keep up my strength. I was trying to come up with strategies for taking the guy out when someone came through the door. It had to be Tolfin who has been my best bud since elementary school, and he is a werewolf like me. He also came to help me with the Vanta Sandy situation, and he comes from my original pack, and with him being there I am less homesick.

My opposite in a several ways, Tolfin has brown and blonde streaked hair and  bluish-grey eyes like a wolf husky. He was wearing a blue American Eagle shirt, and blue jeans with blue sneakers. He is tan from surfing at the beach, and  built like a surfer.

Unlike me who has curly dark brown hair, and chocolate brown eyes. I was born naturally tan, but I became more muscular over the years thanks to lifting weights and mock fights. Werewolves also have fast metabolisms thanks to all the energy we burn up.

He came through the door, and sat down in a black leather chair next to me. “Dude what’s up? Do not be a smartass, and say the sky because you have been moody, and sad ever since that slutty human hurt you, and not to mention you now have Allesha who is one of the hottest girls in our pack. You proved to me you were not over her when you mentioned her in the club. I get it you thought she was the love of your life,” He rolled his eyes, “but she is not your mate so it is not the end of the world.”

I sighed. I knew he would bring it up. The interesting fact about werewolves is they are different from humans because they are not intimate with just anyone. They only share themselves with their one true mate. I do not mean sex though. I mean the bond between the two true soul mates is so strong that a part of them permanently changes forever in body and soul.

A tattoo of a wolf is placed on them once they find each other signaling to other Werewolves that they are part of a true mate bond. Mates know that they have found a true mate bond when they look into each other’s eyes, and their souls merge and shift forever. It does not have to be another werewolf though it can be a human. Although bonding with one is somewhat rare. Risky also because they might want to be turned, and   werewolves do not age at all so the mate would be old, grey, and the wolf would still look young.

I thought Sarah was the love of my life, and that I could not be with anyone else but her. Things were good until I walked in on her with another guy. It was hurtful that she was with someone else, and it tortured me for days knowing what happened. That day I swore that I would not get involved, or talk to another human girl again. They only bring heartbreak anyway.  Hopefully, Allesha will help me heal from the past, and I hate being away from her for so long. She makes me happy, and with her I feel better about things. It helps to be on a mission because it saves me the trouble of harping on the past.

“Whatever I still can’t believe the leader wants us to go to this high school, and take classes we do not need. Why are we going to high school anyway?” I asked Tofin.

Tolfin got mad, “Dude, it is your last year I know you want to graduate, and do something with your life besides this mission. I know you want to get into college, and become a bodyguard so you have to graduate high school. Why this school I have no clue the leader of this pack works in mysterious way, and Devlin said they might be at this high school.”

I had to make a complaint, “I hate dealing with those immature teenagers they are annoying, gossipy, and nasty. The girls are sluts that would do everything that moves. The guys are the same, and they are jerks. They judge each other based on so many things it is ridiculous, and I am getting too old for this.”

He got mad again listening to me make excuses, “Ignore the idiots then your job is school, and you got suspended from the other one. This is the only high school in the county. Graduate already because you should be done by now. Your mission is very important you need a clear head so focus on that. Focus and be prepared to deal with the bloodsucking vamps. They are willing to meet the leader, and come up with a truce to work together.”

Two of our guys heard the vampires are going to be in our classes. I  know there is something the leader is not telling us, and we will find out tonight.

I shook my head. “We will find out when we get there after school. The meeting starts at 5:00, so well after sundown, and that means the myth of them not being able to be in the sun is false.”

Toflfin explained the vampires species better then I did, and he studies them in his spare time, “Those vampires can go in daylight, and depends upon their powers and their age. They can hypnotize people into doing their bidding, and their bite is orgasmic.” He cautioned, “We are immune to their gaze not to their bite. I am not telling you how I know that is a story for another time. ”

I gave him an are – you -crazy look, “Why would I want to let a fanged freak touch me?”

He laughed at the look I gave him, and finally smiled, “Good point you won’t, and more like the vampire will end up staked before that even happens.”

After that we talked for a few minutes more, and I headed out the door with Tolfin to our cars.

Chapter 2:

Oliver

First, my car is a fire engine red Jeep I got a few weeks ago in preparation for the hunt. I am not taking just any car, chasing werewolf hunters is a difficult task. They can sense what we are because they were born with a gene to track us. We have a different system than humans do and a chromosome called Sabine or S that has allowed us to tap into our powers since birth. The gene has to be activated by a ritual stone that is placed on the aura. The gene can lie dormant, and if the gene is not activated the person would lead a normal life. Only people from the tribe have the gene, and people that can handle the gene can turn into werewolves.

I picked up my schedule at the office. My classes are: Astronomy, Theater, Mythology, and Firecall History. Tomorrow I had English, Calculus, Art, and Medieval History. School is more bearable for me, and with these classes it is not so bad.

The halls were crowded, and a few of the students looked like food. The epicenter of all the fear was three mean girls that looked like total bimbos. One was blonde with dull blue eyes and a huge chest that looked like huge water balloons. Two girls flanked her on either sides and they are twins. They have dull black hair and muddy brown eyes. All three of the girls are wearing the same slutty trashy clothes: Black shirts, blue jeans, and high heels. They were heading straight for me terrific. I turned my back and walked away. The leader got so made she followed me and got in my face. “You must be new. I am Terry Daniels and over there are Amber-Lynn and Sarah Lee Robinson. We are the ice cold babe trio, and we run the school.”

I replied “Yes, it seems like it, now stop talking to me you worthless piece of trash. Don’t even waste your breath on talking to me it is not worth it. Don’t say anything else to me ever again either. I do not care if you live or die. Now go jump the football team.”

She cried as she walked, and ran with the Barbie doll twins trailing behind her. And that is how you deal with mean girls. People like them make me sick putting down other people to make themselves feel better is a waste of time.

Now that I have had my fun I go to my first class astronomy. A fun class that involves the planets, and looking at the sky. I sit down at a desk and began to stare into space. Class starts then ends, and I go to theater. The theater teacher taught my favorite topic improvisation, and it is something I use to blend in with the humans. It ends unfortunately because I love that topic.  I meet Tolfin for lunch, and Tolfin and I get in line and then I sit down at a table with Tolfin across from me. I put ketchup on my fries, and was about to eat when I saw her. Not just any girl though the one that makes my heart thump, and oh go Allesha has nothing on this one.

Serena:

Crystal and I got on the bus. We sat at the second seat on the right for four reasons:

One, it was close to the very front. Two To avoid the spit balls kids through at each other. Three the bus driver Ms. Teabody rocks.  The Fourth and last reason  we will not have to deal with the bus for very long.

The last reason is because Crystal is getting her car in December. We have our licenses, but sadly no car.  Until then its enduring people who won’t shut up, and talking so loud that half the bus can hear it with people kicking our chairs. I sat on one of the scratchy vinyl seats, and Crystal sat to my left. I grabbed on a handle with a death grip, and awaited for my trip to the torture chamber.

Twenty minutes later we arrived at the torture chamber we call school complete with torture devices if we don’t have our homework done. Barbed wire so we do not try to get away or skip class and cameras. Okay, kidding about the torture devices, and barbed wire but our school does have cameras, and metal detectors to make sure nothing bad is taken inside school like guns or knives which is crowded as usual with students hurrying two and from classes, and the smell of lemon cleaned mixed with perfume and cologne is in the air.

The school has two stories with stairs and classrooms. The school is painted blue with ceilings and walls to match. The roof surprisingly is red like a cherry blueberry they are the school colors. The mascot is a blue and red shooting star. We have a huge library that is two stories high. We even have our own swim team and pool.

Outside houses a baseball diamond, two tennis courts, and football field, and a huge auditorium. The school is very famous for its sports, and the theater people who won more awards then the football players. It was built in 1996.

First period rolled around, and I had physics which is in room 409. I went to my locker to put away my stuff before class. I keep all kinds of things in there like pictures of shirtless guys, extra clothes in case something happens, and my school supplies. Duh! I got out all I needed for my classes, and started walking to first period. Crystal beside me and I had to tell her what was on my mind. “I got in trouble again for obsessing about the past. She was like how many times are you going to bring them up? They are horrible people. What they did was just plain wrong. I should not think about them, but I can’t help it.”

She sighed. “I know they are horrible. Every time they pass by us they give us a dirty look, and whisper to their friends.” The kids kept filing in. I overheard something very surprising. “Terry joined a cult because she has a tattoo of a wolf on her wrist.” The other person said in an awed tone. “Ooh, I wonder if she howls at the moon.” I passed that off as gossip.

The bell rang and the announcements came on. The pledge was said and there were announcements and they were talking about the Halloween carnival which I am a part of with the theater kids having an art booth next to them. After the announcements were over the teacher began a lecture on motion and gravity. The class passed by in a blur, and before I knew it class was over, and it was off to calculus. When the bell rang we were learning problems, taking notes that are important for tests. We had a surprise quiz, and homework which looked easy to me. Of course, homework was the least of my worries.

The ice cold babe meanies the girls who think they run the school.

I met up with Crystal to walk to lunch, but before I get them I spotted someone I did not want to see in a million years let alone here. It was Terry and her Barbie dolls. Crystal caught up to me to see who I was looking at. One look and I knew she saw what I did.

Terry Daniels is a preppy Prada purse wearing blonde bitch she thinks she is all that, and she wore a tight leather black shirt, and a black mini skirt up to her thigh. People I am sure could tell she wears no bra with red high heels on her size 2 slender feet. She was with her usual band of barbies who are notorious for spreading rumors, backstabbing, and doing everything you could possibly think of to people that is rude or rep ruining.

Their names Amber Lynne and Cindy Lee Robinson. They were both wearing red t shirts and tight blue jeans with black boots. Terry walked up to us and said, “Look who we have here my cousin’s short, psychotic ex-girlfriend. I think my cousin was right to dump your little butt. You who think the world revolves around–.” I spoke in a loud voice interrupting her, “Shut up. and I thought I said sorry for what I did to you, but no you do not listen. You have to insult me because you have nothing better to do.. Go way, and do not waste your breath on insulting me again it is not worth it.” She had tears in her eyes, and she gave me a glare and ran away. The twins did not even bother they just ran to comfort Terry. I am surprised she did not fly off into the wall but I keep a lid on my abilities. Inside I was pissed off. I am so mad I wish the she was dead. I hope she drowns in a pile of her own blood.

After that catastrophe Crystal and I continued walking through the crowded halls to get to lunch. We got in line to get food which was totally inedible except for Stella’s burger and fries, so that is what Crystal and I got. We sat down at one of the red and blue boots in the student commons strictly for seniors. Silence at our table continued as we dug in and ate. The burger tasting so juicy and warm in my mouth, and the fries taste just like the local burger joint which is what makes them so good.

We never talk in the cafeteria because there is always some nosy person listening in and telling us their opinion. But Crystal had other plans and said, “I know you thought that was the right thing to do and give her a taste of her own medicine, but it was kind of mean.” I was shocked she was wise beyond her years. “I guess it was wrong, but I’ll be damned if I let a bitch like that get to again.”

We got finished, and I put my stuff away. I was about to go back to my seat when I saw the hottest guy I have ever seen. Wow…I mean like OMG hot. So cute and hot he could probably melt a girl with his striking green eyes alone. And he is built, and has curly dark touchable brown hair. My heart started beating wildly, and I felt like I was going to throw up, pass out, or both.

I fell over, and almost landed in the trash can. Crystal helped me up, and I quickly walked to the table probably beet red by now.

Chapter 3

Oliver:

My heart stops then beats back up again. Something keeps pulling me towards her like a magnet. Urging me to talk to her, and I ignore it. Realization hits me she is not just any girl the one which is crazy considering I am promised to someone else all the signs are there though. I am mesmerized by her, my heart races every time I see her, I am pulled toward her like a magnet. I ignore it trying to shake myself out of the crazy nonsense. I am moving in with Allesha, and I should not think of anyone else.

My brown eyes met her smoldering ones, and I was lost her red-streaked hair is like a warning sign to me urging me away. She is such a beautiful creature in my eyes even more striking then Allesha my stomach turns to lead as soon as Allesha enters my mind.

The beautiful girl has dark black hair like the night, green eye shadow on her lids like the forest with lips painted like red glass. Those are words to describe the beauty of her. I broke her gaze, and began eating choosing to ignore her for my stomachs sake. She was human after all, and I promised myself to not get involved with a mortal again. I am also promised to Allesha, and I do not think she is the type to back down. I kept trying not to look at her, but it was hard. She looked my way, and I could feel her gaze burning into my eyes.

I  broke the gaze because in the back of my mind was Allesha. It made me wish I had cold water poured down my back. Tolfin picks up my mind thoughts, “Sure thing bro if you wish.” He takes a glass of water with ice in it , and pours it on me. I am cold and wet I ignored her for the rest of lunch hoping to forget about how she makes me feel. She is turning me into a damn poetry loving puppy I curse her for that.

I was surprised to see her in my class, but I ignored her Tolfin has a water bottle with him full of ice reminding me how much I really do not want to be wet right now. I cannot help it the girl is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen. Dating her would mean getting hurt again, and physically hurt by Allesha. Allesha is the fiery red headed werewolf who I am promised to, and I love her more then anything. I really would hate to mess up what I have for allesha. Curse the closet poet in me! I should only make colorful words for Allesha not some random girl I just thought looked hot.

Class started taking my mind off the girl, and a knock on the door got my attention. The teacher stopped what she was doing. I banged my head on the desk. When will the damn day end?

The teacher answered the door, and the day just got worse because  in popped Jason Sullivan and Tony Devrick two vampires I have hated for a very long time. They are annoying, and they make me crazy. Jason goes after, and charms every girlfriend I have except Allesha. If he sees me taking interest in someone he tries to get the girl before I do. Tony is just his shadow who follows him around.  I got mad because he sat next to the girl I find attractive, and began talking to her to make me jealous OH boy was I. She gave me a look before that said a fuck you one.  Jason looked very cozy talking to her which pissed me off to no end seeing the two of them together. I tried to pay attention, and once I thought about the situation I was like who cares I have Allesha. I came here to learn and do a mission then leave the place and her behind so she will not tempt me to hurt Allesha. I still wonder why Jason is even here though. Class ends finally for my sake, and I walk out with Tolfin by my side pissed off. Tolfin talks to me furious about the vampires,  “What the hell are the vampires nuts? Why are Jason and Tony here?”

I reply, “I don’t know.” I continued calmly, “ I did not expect them until we deal with the leading blood idiots I mean sucker.” He laughed finally calming down. “Well, they are both so whatever works rights?”

I smile, “Yep, I guess those two girls they were flirting with are sucked.” And we wind up laughing at our own lame jokes. I walk to my final class, and deal with boring FireCall History.  I meet up with Tolfin and we make our way to the vampire meeting. Yeah the stupid vampires are funny idiots the bunch of them. I still think werewolves are better, and at least we do not need blood to survive. I still hate dealing with them though.

Serena

I met the eyes of the hottest guy I have ever seen in my life. A strange connection happened between us. He was staring at me with an awed expression it’s as if we both recognized each other. He had curly dark brown hair, chocolate brown eyes, and a strongly muscled tan body. His friend was cute to if you are into blonde surfer boys. Dazed I sat back down, and said to Crystal, “Did you see those two hot guys staring at us?”

She replied, “Yes, but I really do not care because we need to focus on other things like the booth.”

“Oh right, maybe we can showcase some of those pictures you did for art class. I can put up my pictures also.”

We deliberately ignored the cute guys because the last thing we need is a cute guy distracting us, and our concentration. I still keep thinking about him, even when I went to mythology, and saw him and his friend there. I know crystal saw his friend to, but she like me was reluctant to get in a relationship.

She was hurt by Ted Swifter who treated her like shit. He would hit her, insult her, and prevent her from using her own cell phone. I got help for her in the form of counceling and the police. Ted went to jail as all jerks like him should go.

I was still thinking about things in class when a knock at the door got everyone’s attention which is not that weird since it is the start of school a month into it. Kids usually come and go here.  The teacher let in two very attractive guys, so you can bet I was really happy for the distraction. One guy had blondish brown hair, and hazel eyes with a lot of muscles and very stylish clothes. He was wearing a black leather jacket, and a black t-shirt and jeans with combat boots the ultimate bad boy in my eyes. His friend had jet black hair, and almond shaped blue eyes built as well with clothes the same as his friend the biker look. The leading guy that made my heart beat talked to the teacher and sat down. One sat next to me the other one sat next to Crystal. I looked over at the hot guy from lunch, and gave him a ha ha I am done with you, and going to the guy next to me look. Four new guys in one day wow it must be my lucky day.  I turned my attention to the new guy with a light Italian accent said, “Hey, my name is Jason Sullivan. The person talking to your friend is Tony Deverick. We just transferred here from Bat Cave High. I know not a traditional school name, but the founding father had an obsession with bats.” I just laughed, “Yeah, funny I guess people really are that crazy.” He was charismatic, hypnotic, and so much nicer than the other asshole who stares at me but ignores me. “Well, the founding father is eccentric. So hmm.. I know how about since your friend is hitting it off with my friend then maybe we can go on a double date Friday?” I excitedly said, “Sure sounds great.” He smiled, “Alright it is a date. By the way what was your name?” I replied, “Serena Starfire.”

“Enchanting Serena maybe you were serene when you were born?”

“Yep and I am adopted, and I never knew my real parents.”

“Hmm.. Never knew that. A special fact about me? I love girls who are different. All of these girls are boring. They gossip. Backstab. Start drama, and  are loud. You and Crystal keep to yourselves and stay off the radar except for the situation with Terry. Of course everyone heard by the way. They are calling you a hero which intrigues me.  I met Terry nothing special just a snobby rich white girl that loves to bully, start drama and obsess over stupid things that will not matter a few years from now which is pathetic. The world needs more like you.”  He turned to the teacher after she finished writing on the board, and class began. After sitting through her lecture on gods and goddesses I thought about what he said over and over again.  Was I really that special? Of course, I never told anyone about my powers, but it still makes me wonder. It makes me wonder about what lies ahead. Will I end up using my powers for good or evil? What are my real parents like? What am I?

Thinking about all those questions made me think about history, and all the changes where I live happened.  Melodia  is the region I live in, and it is a region in the USA created because president Asstard made it. I mean Anton who became president when the former one stepped down because former president Anderson was caught in his office smoking marijuana. It  is not legal though, but people still try to make it. College is free provided a student gets A-B honor roll. It is a good region, and I guess I can thank my adopted mother for raising me when my real mother could not.

I should be paying attention, but it is hard for me to focus on school with so many things going on like ADD, but instead of objects to look at there are situations to think, and mull over making me go crazy from it. I guess as for the hot guy situation ignore mean jerk for now, and deal with the cute Jason guy. I also had a thought, maybe we could look up the four guys to see what they are all about? They have to be hiding something. Why did they show up now? And also how did Jason and Tony transfer here? Why were they giving looks to those mean guys like they were satisfied? Those are the questions I wanted the answers to. I guess I should be paying attention, and the lecture seems interesting. The bell rang, and  then it was off to my last class. English 12 nothing to comment there, but I was zoned out thinking about the hot guy and Jason. Why? At least it is my senior year, and I guess that is something to look forward to. The bell sounds, and it is finally time to go home. I spotted Jason who comes over to me and says, “Hey, sorry we did not get to chat more, but class is something I am serious about. The thing I wanted to ask you earlier is would you like to go on a date this Friday?”

I replied, “Yes, I would love to what time?”

“5:00 dinner then the movie we could see is the Vampire’s Embrace. A story about a girl who finds out her boyfriend is a vampire, and then joins him for all eternity.”

“Great, I love vampire movies.”

“Okay, see you then.” Then he turns around and walks away. I have a whole lot to do before Friday, and I need Crystals help.

Chapter 4:

Oliver

The meeting took place in a huge mansion in Blood Fire county which houses the vampire community. The vamps have gotten so huge in number that they created another county just for them. They outnumber the werewolves by a thousand, and Tolfin and I are going to meet at the gate with Volderius first to discuss the strategy for dealing with the vampires.

Volderius is our ruthless but good leader who is good at this job. I drive with Tolfin to meet with Volderius. I heard some things about the leader of the vampires. The leader of the vampires is named Staven Leopard. Staven was sired in the 1800s by a man named Sauril Yourn an Italian who started the Revolution of the Sovereign. The Revolution of the Sovereign was created between two vampire clans for territory.

I got to the huge place it looked like a castle with towers and gargoyle statues, and guarded by blue and red dragons that had eyes like red jewels with smoke coming out of their nostrils. I was very far away in the lot with Tolfin who was gaping at the dragons. “What the hell? Oh my god how cool is that real dragons.”

I replied, “Yep, even better then guard dogs as usual. I doubt people will mess with a dragon.” The leader appeared in a limo because he is the type to arrive in style. A driver opened the door for him. The leader with his dark brown hair and brown eyes who dresses in black all the time, and ladies always surrounded him except today because of the meeting.  He came up to us not very pleased, “Are you ready to talk with the bloodsuckers? I do not want to go to them, but the Vanta Sandy situation escalated when one of the vampires was attacked. The vampire was  staked by Vanta Sandy, and his merrily band of dumbasses that will do anything he says like the good little puppets they are. It is not just werewolves he is after, but vampires because they deserved to die according to him. One of his men must have been hurt or killed by a vampire.” Tolfin asked, “We do have to try to be civil with them sir, last time we nearly got our heads taken off because of a dragon.”

I spoke up not wanting the dragon to be seen as an evil monster, “The dragon attacked because its owner was threatened.” Volderius nodded, “I will not be violent with them we need their help, and apparently they need ours. Dragons would be a neat creature to have for guarding the mansion. Dragons could protect me better then my men sometimes.” Everyone laughed at that, but he had a good point since people would not mess with a dragon.

We proceeded to walk to the castle/mansion like place with vampire guards watching our every move.  After we got past the scary dragons guarding the gate. Tolfin, Volderius And I are led into a big hallway with two big staircases heading up to the second floor. The house is done in yellow walls, and pictures of vampires throughout history lined every inch of the wall space, and  more pictures of vampires such as Staven’s creator, and a whole bunch of other vampires vital to their history rest in gold frames.  The huge hallway led into a gothic living room done in black, and red. The living room has  red walls, and black leather furniture that screamed he was rich.  The leader Staven sat at a big ornate table with Jason on one side, and Tony on the other. A couple of vampires that were unfamiliar sat in the rest of the chairs. There were three seats on the very end reserved for the three of us. Our leader sat on one side and Tolfin sat on the other, so that Tolfin and I were surrounding the leader to prevent him from being unprotected.

The leader had blonde hair, and green eyes with an acidic expression that thought he did not want to deal with us the werewolves. Oh boy, this is going to go fine or not. The leader Staven spoke in a very unhappy tone and sighed, “I understand that we need to get together to work on abolishing this threat, but I really do not like it. For years you guys have been a barb in our flank, but I can agree to working with you guys for the time being. You guys maybe wondering why Tony, and Jason are going to the same high school as the two boys to either side of you. The reason is obvious, but the werewolves as I understand do not know about it yet, and you only know there are two girls going there that need to be found. My sources tell me that two unique girls go there that are more than normal, ordinary, human girls. They are the legendary Skylon, and The Waterlon who is guards  the Skylon. Supposedly the Skylon’s and Waterlons parents were killed by a sorcerer, but they were separated to hide from him. They have no idea about their extraordinary heritage. They have reunited at the high school, but I do not think they know what they are.  I have constructed a device that I am giving to my boys and yours as well.  The device that I am giving you detects skylon and waterlon energy, and if it senses one it glows a pigment like aquamarine since it  detects their vitality. The energy the girls give off, and they are the same color because their power comes from the same  vital source their realm lives from .   It is a necklace that came from a different part of the world. It looks like this.” That is why the leader wanted me and Tolfin to go to the high school, so that is what the two girls are to make them warrant that much attention. I doubt humans would get attention anyway they are just a food source to the vampires, and toys to werewolves.

He held up a gold chain with a pendant attached to a clear crystal. I read about the crystal it looked like an ordinary quartz crystal, but it was not ordinary garden variety quartz crystal though. It is called a Lightnight which glows when there is Skylon energy, and  it is really rare to find those things. They cost well over 100,000 dollars, and some consider it an ancient artifact. It makes me wonder what else he kept hidden since he took a rare rock out that costs a fortune, and it makes me wonder if the vampire leader does have some skeletons in his closet.

Volderius said, “My, My  a pretty rock, and I am assuming my boys get one each. I think that covers it.” I take the rock Staven gives us, and it feels warm in my hand. I doubt it would have reacted to me anyway since I am a werewolf. I toss it to Tolfin who puts it in his pocket because I trust him to keep track of it better then I could.

“We will keep in touch and let you know if we find anything. You have my number. So boys,” he looked at us, “let’s ride.”

We got up, and walked out. The leader was mad at us. I could tell by the way his shoulders were set. I do not care though. We get back to the car to discuss the plan. The three of us make it back to the car alive and in one piece thankfully.  Volderius asked Tolfin and I with an unhappy tone, “So boys is there any girls that stand out?”

I answered him, “A few right now we need the rock to confirm it. I guess we can’t be to sure until the rock reacts to them, and then both of them will be questioned.” Tolfin nodded in agreement, and his eyes lit up thinking about the blonde maybe?  “Yeah, I saw one possibility as Oliver just said I can take the rock to see if she reacts to it.”  I knew he was talking about those two girls we both saw. We both got the same hit. You could say we are on to something there could be a possibility that those two girls are the Skylons. It would not surprise me if it were her though. Something about her intrigues me, but I cannot get involved with her. I am already taken by someone. Allesha is very important to me, so no romantic connection is worth ruining what me and Allesha have. Enough of that the important thing is finding if they are the ones we are looking for.  If so I have a bad feeling that she is going to get in the way of Allesha and me. The girl is prettier then Allesha. Talking to her makes me giddy that such  a creature exists. Her being non-human helps, and her powers will be a good thing for the pack.

Tolfin and I arrive at my mansion. Volderius left after we parted ways when the meeting was over. Tolfin and I need to have a talk about the girls. I sit down in the living room. “The girls in our class are the girls we are searching for aren’t they?” He nods, “Yep the blonde is pretty cute, and the brunette is not that bad looking either.” I laugh then look at him expectantly, “True, can I ask you something?”  He sighed, “Is this about the weird connection you have with the brunette? I have the same connection with the blonde.” He looks down, and looks back gaze intent. “I have never felt this kind of connection before, and I talked to another member of the pack about the connection.” He laughed. “What?” I inquire curiosity prompting me to ask him. “The connection means that the girl is your true soulmate.” My eyes widen, and a chill goes up my spine. Allesha is not the one.

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